May 032016

Nutrition and Metabolism in Sports, Exercise and Health

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By (author): Jie Kang

A key determinant of successful athletic performance is the high-level energy transformation which begins with combustion of the food that we eat. By developing a sound understanding of good nutrition we can improve athletic performance, help maintain good health and prevent disease. This clear and comprehensive introduction to nutrition in sport, exercise and health goes further than any other textbook in integrating key nutritional facts, concepts and dietary guidelines with a thorough discussion of the fundamental biological science underpinning our physiological and metabolic processes. By clearly explaining how nutrients function within our biological system, the book helps students to develop a better understanding of the underlying mechanisms, which, in turn, will help the student to apply their knowledge in practice. The book includes in depth discussion of key contemporary topics within nutrition including:

  • nutrient bioenergetics
  • nutrition and metabolic disease
  • nutritional ergogenic aids
  • nutrition for special populations
  • nutritional assessment.

Each chapter includes useful pedagogical features, including case studies, review questions, definitions of key terms, and practical laboratory exercises – such as techniques for assessing nutritional status, body composition and physical activity patterns. A companion website offers additional teaching and learning features, such as PowerPoint slides, multiple-choice question banks and web links.

As the most up-to-date introduction to sport and exercise nutrition currently available, this book is essential reading for all students of sport and exercise science, kinesiology, physical therapy, nutrition, dietetics or health sciences.

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May 012016

Oregano: The genera Origanum and Lippia (Medicinal and Aromatic Plants – Industrial Profiles)

Oregano: The Genera Origanum and Lippia is an updated analysis of the technical knowledge and market information on the world’s most commercially valuable spice. The book treats various aspects of practical significance for the crop’s industrialization, such as optimizing germplasm selection and utilization, novel cultivation methods and product processing, blending and uses in different countries, along with other issues not included in previous reviews. Written by leading experts, every aspect of this plant genera is examined in detail. Information is provided on the structural dynamics of Origanum as well as analytical information on extraction, isolation and characterization. This helps the reader form a clear picture of the construction and operation of this specific genus. Extensively referenced, with a special guide to electronic data retrieval strategies, this volume is the definitive source of information for anyone interested in the research and application of Oregano across both academia and industry.
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Apr 292016

Devil in the Milk: Illness, Health and the Politics of A1 and A2 Milk

By (author): Keith Woodford

This groundbreaking work is the first internationally published book to examine the link between a protein in the milk we drink and a range of serious illnesses, including heart disease, Type 1 diabetes, autism, and schizophrenia.

These health problems are linked to a tiny protein fragment that is formed when we digest A1 beta-casein, a milk protein produced by many cows in the United States and northern European countries. Milk that contains A1 beta-casein is commonly known as A1 milk; milk that does not is called A2. All milk was once A2, until a genetic mutation occurred some thousands of years ago in some European cattle. A2 milk remains high in herds in much of Asia, Africa, and parts of Southern Europe. A1 milk is common in the United States, New Zealand, Australia, and Europe.

In Devil in the Milk, Keith Woodford brings together the evidence published in more than 100 scientific papers. He examines the population studies that look at the link between consumption of A1 milk and the incidence of heart disease and Type 1 diabetes; he explains the science that underpins the A1/A2 hypothesis; and he examines the research undertaken with animals and humans. The evidence is compelling: We should be switching to A2 milk.

A2 milk from selected cows is now marketed in parts of the U.S., and it is possible to convert a herd of cows producing A1 milk to cows producing A2 milk.

This is an amazing story, one that is not just about the health issues surrounding A1 milk, but also about how scientific evidence can be molded and withheld by vested interests, and how consumer choices are influenced by the interests of corporate business.

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Apr 292016

Drawing from Within: Using Art to Treat Eating Disorders

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By (author): Lisa Hinz

Drawing from Within is an introductory guide for those wanting to explore the use of art with clients with eating disorders. Art therapy is a particularly effective therapeutic intervention for this group, as it allows them to express uncomfortable thoughts and feelings through artistic media rather than having to explain them verbally.

Lisa D. Hinz outlines the areas around which the therapist can design effective treatment programmes, covering family influences, body image, self-acceptance, problem solving and spirituality. Each area is discussed in a separate chapter and is accompanied by suggestions for exercises, with advice on materials to use and how to implement them. Case examples show how a therapy programme can be tailored to the individual client and photographs of client artwork illustrate the text throughout.

Practical and accessible to practitioners at all levels of experience, this book gives new hope to therapists and other mental health professionals who want to explore the potential of using art with clients with eating disorders.

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Apr 272016

Obesity And The Economics Of Prevention: Fit Not Fat

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Obesity has risen to the top of the public health policy agenda in OECD countries. There is a popular perception that explanations for the obesity epidemic are simple and solutions are within easy reach. When looking at the data in more detail, however, a more complicated picture emerges. Simply finding objective evidence on the phenomenon is a difficult task for policymakers, health professionals, and academics who are trying to understand the epidemic and devise strategies to counter it.

Fit not Fat aims to contribute to evidence-based policymaking by examining multiple dimensions of the obesity problem. Answers to even the most basic questions economists would ask, such as the link between obesity and well-being or whether combating obesity is cost-effective, require inputs from a range of disciplines. The book analyzes the respective roles and influence of market forces and governments. It outlines an economic approach to the prevention of chronic diseases that provides additional insights relative to a more traditional public health approach.

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Apr 262016

The Everything Post Weight Loss Surgery Cookbook: All you need to meet and maintain your weight loss goals

By (author): Jennifer Heisler

If you’re contemplating weight loss surgery (WLS), then you probably already know that the truly hard work will begin after the operation. That is when you have to deal with the emotions that come after WLS, getting enough exercise to keep off the weight, and eating the correct portions of nutritious, low-fat foods. Luckily, The Everything Post Weight Loss Surgery Cookbook can guide you through it all–from watching for medical complications and changing your wardrobe to whipping up delicious meals. Inside you’ll find 150 tempting recipes like:

  • Very Berry Smoothie
  • BBQ Pulled Chicken
  • Tequila Lime London Broil
  • Creamy White Chicken Chili
  • Italian Cheesecake
  • Seared Scallops with Apricot Orzo Salad

In this helpful manual, surgical nurse Jennifer Whitlock Heisler presents you with all the facts you need to recover from WLS the healthy way. Whether you’re questioning what comes next or dealing firsthand with complications, you’ll find comfort and practical advice in this one-stop resource.

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Apr 252016

Health-Promoting Properties of Fruit and Vegetables

Fruits and vegetables are one of the richest sources of ascorbic acid, other antioxidants and produce specific bioactive compounds. A general consensus from health experts has confirmed that an increased dietary intake of specific bioactive compounds found in some fresh produce types may protect against oxidative damage and reduce the incidence of certain cancers and chronic diseases.

This book collectively discusses and reviews empirical data on health-promoting properties of major fresh produce types. It provides detailed information on identity, nature, bioavailablity, chemopreventative effects and postharvest stability of specific chemical classes with known bioactive properties. In addition, chapters discuss the various methodologies for extraction, isolation, characterization and quantification of bioactive compounds and the in vitro and in vivo anticancer assays.

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Apr 242016

Stable Isotopes in Human Nutrition: Laboratory Methods and Research Applications (Life Sciences)

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By (author): Steven A. Abrams, W W  Wong

The use of stable isotopes in nutritional studies is now widespread, and the technique is becoming increasingly popular. Practical applications are numerous and include: calcium and iron absorption studies, studies looking at the impacts of diet, physical activity, aging, and medical therapy and supplementation on nutrient metabolism, the measurement of energy cost of pregnancy, studies on the causes of growth faltering in infants, and investigations into childhood and adult obesity.

This book is designed as a laboratory handbook of methods used to perform stable isotope studies in humans. It covers basic principles, dosage information, sample preparation procedures, analytical instrumentation, and necessary mathematical methods and provides the fundamentals to enable researchers to evaluate and establish stable isotope methods in their own laboratories.

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Apr 162016

Breakfast for the Anti Inflammatory Diet: 30 Delicious and Quick Breakfast Recipes to Fight Inflammation, Slow Aging, Combat Heart Disease and Heal Yourself (Essential Kitchen Series) (Volume 43)

By (author): Sarah Sophia

Anti Inflammatory Breakfast Cookbook

Are you feeling the effects of inflammation in your body? Do you need to get your heart stronger and continue down a path of healthy living? Well, you’re going to love Anti-Inflammatory Breakfast Cookbook. The recipes inside will give you body the morning jump start it needs to decrease inflammation and increase heart health. You can easily decrease your bodies inflammation by implementing these morning recipes. Your heart will strengthen and give you life better longevity by fighting disease, allergies, arthritis and more. In this book you’ll learn:

  • What is Inflammation in the body
  • Ingredients that help reduce Inflammation
  • How to increase your heart health
  • Reduce allergies, arthritis, and disease
  • Amazing Breakfast Recipes And Much, Much More! But not only that, you’ll also get the two ingredients that are essential for your heart. So, stop living in pain and get the best book available on Anti-Inflammatory Diet. You’re going to love it, and you’ll never feel the same again. Grab your copy of Anti-Inflammatory Breakfast Recipes by clicking the buy now button. P.S Don’t forget to grab your awesome free gift inside the book, just our way of saying “thanks for buying” A Book From The Essential Kitchen Series – Check Us Out On Facebook
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    Apr 152016

    Therapeutic Nutrition: A Guide to Patient Education

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    By (author): Eileen Behan RD LD

    This reference provides essential information on therapeutic nutrition and contains 135 patient education handouts that health care providers can reproduce and give to patients. Included within the handouts are ones on recommended dietary allowances, the latest food pyramid, prediabetes, glycemic index, mercury and fish safety, food allergy, and 16 specific diets for medical conditions. Each patient education handout is prefaced by an overview that offers guidelines on nutritional interventions and patient education. The book also includes discussions on nutritional controversies and eating disorders and a list of additional resources. The spiral binding and flip-chart format enable health care providers to find and reproduce patient handouts quickly.

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